‘I love you Jake Paul’ tattoo coming to Tyron Woodley’s body this week
Along with the various other shenanigans that accompanied the lead-up to Woodley vs Paul last month, one of the bouts unusual elements included an unofficial bet that if the former UFC welterweight champion lost his bout against the YouTuber turned pro boxer, he would get a tattoo proclaiming his love for the sometimes actor and rapper.
Well, Woodley (19-7-1 MMA) did lose in the main event of their Showtime pay-per-view card, however, the 39-year-old did not visit his local tattoo artist to hold up his end of the bargain after the fight. Despite doubling down on the deal immediately after the bout when he confirmed he would definitely get the work done if Paul gave him a rematch, following his split-decision defeat.
Tyron Woodley wants another big payday, plans to get ‘I love Jake Paul’ tat soon
A rematch has not been talked of much, and rumors of a bout against heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy has spun around the combat sports news cycle since. In addition, Triller Fight Club bosses also offered the Californian a US $30 million payday to face former UFC star Vitor Belfort, following his technical knockout win over 58-year-old boxing legend Evander Holyfield at Triller Fight Club: Legends II a couple of weeks ago.
With various names in the running for the Paul lottery, it seems Woodley is trying to jump back in the discussion when he told veteran MMA reporter Ariel Helwani on Instagram Wednesday that he plans to get the infamous tattoo this weekend.
“Tommy Fury should have never even been in position for the bag. I’m gonna just let the week go through and see what happens. I think the most sensible thing to do is run it back. I think I’m getting this tattoo Saturday, by the way.” Woodley said [h/t BJPenn.com]. “Yeah, I just feel like I should do it because it’s a solid thing to do. I’m going to do it on Saturday,”
As for where the one-time Strikeforce welterweight titleholder will place the new addition to his collection of body artwork, he is unsure. But he actually isn’t as bothered, about permanently marking his physique with the name of his rival, as you might expect.
“I don’t know yet, I’m gonna think about it. Not neck, not face. I should have put it across my f*cking knuckles. To me it’s like this, if a dude wants to pay me to whip his ass, since he supposedly ‘paid me and promoted the fight’, then I love you. Because you’re that dumb,” Woodley said.
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